Batangas is packed with natural and tourist attractions that any type of adventurer will enjoy. Surrounded by vast oceans and luscious sceneries, this South Luzon province is a favorite place to escape for plenty of Filipinos. And as we fight our way through this pandemic, we can’t help but miss several things about this place. Some even you might not even know about.
Fortune Island (Nasugbu, Batangas) - A hauntingly beautiful remains of a luxury resort is what Fortune Island is known for. Just off the coast of Nasugbu, this popular tourist destination has attracted all sorts of visitors from thrill-seekers to couples who are looking for a location for their prenup. One can’t help but miss those famous Parthenon-inspired pillars it has become so known for.
Photo from Of Trips and Travel Notes
Isla Verde and Verde Island Passage (Isla Verde, Batangas) - Isla Verde is a little rural island found between Batangas City and Puerto Galera, also known as Verde Island Passage. Famous as a dive sites for the professionals, it has been dubbed as “Washing Machine” and “Pinnacle (or Drop off)”. It’s such a remote place that divers who visit this little island need to bring their own food, gears, and even camping gear.
Photo from PhilStar
San Nicolas Ecotour (San Nicholas, Batangas) - It may be a while before we can safely visit Taal not just because of the pandemic but also because of the fact that the volcano can still very much erupt any time. Be as it may though, the San Nicolas Ecotour is known for its Lava Walk, a 280-step pathway built right over a trail of Taal Volcano’s hardened exotic black lava from its eruptions in the ’60s and ’70s. As well as, a stop at the 15th-century ruins of the original Taal Church.
Photo from The Jerny
Fantasy World (Lemery, Batangas) – Fantasy World was supposed to be the country’s take on Disney World. But due to financial problems, the construction of this amusement park was stopped. Today, it operates as a photo park, and according to some reports, can be rented as a private club for some. Though this “abandoned” looking amusement park gives off an eerie atmosphere, it still has quite a bit of charm that some people might like.
Photo from The Queen’s Escape
Pilgrimage Tour - The province of Batangas is filled with historical religious sites, seminaries, and pilgrimage sites. This includes the Monastery of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel in Lipa City, Basilica de San Martin de Tours in Taal, St. Raphael the Archangel in Calaca, and the Transfiguration Chapel of Caleruega in Nagsubu just to name a few. And even if you’re not a religious person, this would still interest you as these churches have some of the most beautiful architectural and artistic sites you’ll find in the country.
Photo from Town’s Delight
Food Trip in Lipa City - Batangas is known for a couple of local cuisines that you can easily get your hands on elsewhere in the country. However, nothing beats eating it at the place where it originated. That being said, Lipa is one of the towns you can visit in Batangas for that authentic Batangueño food trip. Here are some of the local cuisines to try should you find yourselves in Batangas.
Photo from Top 10 Foods in Batangas
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